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4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Cheer!, 16 Nov 2007
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Royale "Mies" (London, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Morecambe and Wise Untold (Hardcover)
I loved this book just as I loved William Cook's previous effort, Eric Morecambe Unseen. Morecambe and Wise Untold isn't quite as revealing as the title suggests, but it is rivetting stuff all the same, because it takes the reader back to the early days when the boys' first teamed up. Interviews with the likes of Ken Dodd and Bruce Forsyth - fellow variety hall board-treaders, gives the book great credibility, and we get a sense, perhaps for the first time, as to where the strength of what we are more familiar with (the wonderful seventies sketches like Shirley Bassey and Andre Previn) first originated. As with his previous book, Cook has managed to access through various sources, though presumably mostly through the estates of M&W fantastic photos, many never before published. This takes the book to a higher level and makes it a real collector's work for those who are fans of comedy genius, and those who simply collect worthwhile illustrated books. Greatly rate it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars untold, 3 May 2011
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Mrs. Sheila Pegg (Surrey England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Morecambe and Wise Untold (Hardcover)
This is a beautifully presented book, full lots of interesting tales and photographs of M&W and the people they started out with in the theatre. I have read it more than once since i bought it, as there is always something you miss first time round.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Evocative and Entertaining, 20 Jan 2008
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An extremely interesting and entertaining insight into the early career of Britain's best-loved double-act, and also an evocative overview from mostly first-hand accounts of the pre-war world of variety and its ultimate post-war demise. Contains some lovely previously unpublished photos and is a must for any fan of Morecambe & Wise or British comedy/variety in general.
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